About the artist

I was born and raised on a farm. At home I developed a sober, practical view of the world.
As a child, I read all the books I could get to satisfy my curiosity about the world around me and to absorb the ideas and thoughts of others. To learn and to discover, that is what I wanted to do and what I still want to do.
Even as a child I loved drawing and art. I still remember exactly the Van Gogh painting that hung in the back of the classroom. Only much later, as an adult, I’ve developed that side of myself. In my paintings elements from my youth (such as cows) and elements from my current surrounding (Bad Bentheim in Germany) returnn. I try to express the essence by leaving out a lot.harry_2015_4_klein